Design Technology GCSE, (Product Design) Pearson/ Edexcel 1DT0
50% Exam (Core + chosen area)
50% Controlled Assessment
All will share a common ‘core’ that will be the same for all. These core area will be tested in a written paper at the end of the course.
The core theory includes:
- The impact of new technologies,
- Smart materials,
- Mechanical devices,
- Electronic systems,
- Metals and materials,
- Challenges that influence designs
- Famous designers
- Designs, isometric drawing, perspective etc
- Maths—calculating areas, forces and measurements
This is the bit that you decide on!
Alongside core you choose an area of specialism – There will be a written paper to test your specific knowledge of your chosen area
Graphics: (Papers + Boards)
You will look into packaging, promotional materials (flyers, posters etc) and model making skills
Textiles: (Fibres and Textiles)
You will look into clothes, fashion, toys, surface decoration and interior furnishings
You will look into circuits, microcontrollers and how they could be developed into improving products
All students will produce a design portfolio and a prototype.
The briefs are externally set, but offer a wide range of starting points for students to research and develop.
The project will follow a iterative design process of: